I am thinking about getting a set for the Zuk when I go to YJ springs. I was really impressed with how much more flex they gave when I saw them in person. What do you guys think of your's, or what have you heard? Thanks. ~Steve
Make your own with one regular shackle and then a ranger or chevy style. I love mine really frees up the rear. I also have an awesome departure angle by running offset center pin springs(57") with the long side forward and the dual shackles more than make up for the loss in length out back. Yes they do open up if pulling a load though.
I also don't think that they are all that great. Looks good on the ramp and when you want to impress someone w/ your flex, but in the real world every set that I've seen, both purchased and homebuilt, seem to just open up when trying to climb ledges or when in a tough spot. Gotta be rough on u-joint angles and instead just crawling through a spot, they just open up. Also don't seem to open up as much in the real world as they do on the ramp.
You will hear more bad than good about these. My son bought some and never installed them. We started to hear about the problems they can cause. In theory, they would be great. The breakage problems is the worst. Stability on the highway is a close second.
I got 'em on the rear of my scrambler. im happy with em, adn i only paid $128, so imnot that worried about the expenditure... they DO open up when throttle is applied, raising the rear end as the axle trys to run forward leaving the rest of the jeep behind... AND it takes some getting used to on the rocks... really insecure feeling from the rear end. BUT, its much easier to bolt 'em on, than to fabricate a 3/4 eliptic rear setup, and offers similar performance...
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